Thursday, March 19, 2015

Versatile Blogger Award


I’m very happy that people seem to like my blog, so I’m finally going to do this tag. I’m honored to have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by these readers:

Nita @ Book Choose



Sugandha @ Booklust

Daisy @ A Bookish Flower

I don’t think I forgot anyone. If I did, let me know and I’ll add you to the list.

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Next, I’m supposed to nominate other bloggers for the award. I’m not going to do this right now because all of the blogs that I read regularly have either already been nominated or don’t want to participate. When I find new blogs to nominate, I’ll update this post.

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Finally, I have to tell you 10 things about myself that you don’t already know. (I’m sure you’re all dying to get this information.) I’ll try to keep it quick and book-related.

1. The first “grown-up” book I ever read was Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers. I was 11 when I read it.

2. I’m getting a master’s degree in children’s lit., but my top two favorite authors usually write for adults.

3. I’m determined to read over 100 books in a year. I’ve never done it before, but it will happen. Eventually.

4. I’ve never read a graphic novel. This needs to change. What should I read?

5. I love The Hobbit, but I’ve never been able to finish Lord of the Rings. I’m going to try again this year.

6. At one point, I owned over 100 books about cults. (Yes, I read them all.)

7. I can listen to music while writing, but I need silence to read.

8. A book has never made me cry. (No, not even TFIOS.)

9. In 2011, I stacked up all of the books in my TBR pile, and the pile was as tall as me. It took until November of last year to read all of those books.

10. My current TBR pile has 23 books. I still haven’t really learned my lesson.




6 comments:

  1. Yay! I love these random fact posts :) Where are you getting your masters from? I would LOVE to do one of these programs, but there aren't any schools near me that offer it. Are you doing an online program? Also, I wanted to recommend Anya's Ghost as your first graphic novel. It's a super quick read, I think I read it in one sitting. It's creepy, but not scary.

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    1. Thanks for the graphic novel recommendation.

      I’m in the Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program at Spalding University in Kentucky. It’s a low-residency program, so I only have to be on campus in May and November. I do my work online during the rest of the year.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. You did it! Graphic novels are hard to get into sometimes but my first one was Watchmen after watching the movie. It's beautiful to read and a lot of fun. there was so much more detail that they just can't capture in a movie.

    I'm trying to finish Lord of the Rings too but it's an ongoing journey. I feel like I haven't earned my literary chops yet!

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    1. Someday I will finish Lord of the Rings. I’m determined to make it happen.

      Thanks for the graphic novel recommendation. I’ll look into it.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. Congrats on the award AJ. Who are you two favorite authors?

    Since Watchmen has already been mentioned, I'd recommend 'Maus' by Art Spiegelman and 'Blankets' by Craig Thompson.

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    1. My two favorite authors are currently Stephen King and Margaret Atwood.

      Thanks for the graphic novel recommendations. I checked them out on Goodreads and added them to my TBR list.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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